Traore on target as Lyon secure Europa League last-16 ticket

The former Chelsea player got the only goal of the tie as Bruno Genesio's men secure a last-16 spot after defeating the Spanish side 4-1 on aggregate

Bertrand Traore was on target as Lyon dumped Villarreal out of the Uefa Europa League after the Ligue 1 side secured a 1-0 victory in the second leg of their round of 32 encounter.

The French outfit had gotten a 3-1 win over Javi Calleja's men in the reverse fixture and despite having to battle in a cagey affair at  Estadio de la Cerámica, the Burkina Faso international popped up with a late match-winning goal.

In the 85th minute, Nabil Fekir, through on goal and with only Sergio Asenjo to beat, unselfishly square the ball for Traore, who converted into an unguarded net.

The Yellow Submarines finished the game a man less after defender Juame Costa was dismissed in the 78th minute.

The forward has now scored 11 goals in 28 games in all competitions and will be looking to continue his form in the next round of the competition.

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